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. adams was the american minister to the court of st. james. jefferson the american minister to paris. jefferson made a tremendous contribution. he sent to his friend madison over 200 books on political thought, political history. my surmise is that some of those books must have been about the dutch federation. jefferson was not there. he did get his hands on a copy very quickly of the constitution. we e-mailed a copy for him over in paris. he said, where is the bill of rights? the answer was, there is no bill of rights. every people on earth is entitled by nature to a bill of rights which protect them against their government. this foreshadowed a problem. george mason was one of the members of the virginia delegation. he had written the declaration of the rights for the state of virginia in 1776. it was a few months before jefferson wrote the declaration of independence. when the convention was over, mason, who was a member of the virginia delegation, was a member of the virginia delegation, would not sign the constitution. washington was infuriated. so came about one of the great in
. the first children's hospital was founded in 18 02 in paris. they've recognized then that children were not the same as adults. why are we ostriches and have our head in the stand? you could excuse it up until the end of the second world war. people went straight from school and work probably of the age of 14 and there was no choice. there was not at and between group. since the '50s, since all this, -- elvis, since my age group, what is the bloody excuse? [laughter] all i can say is, i think this is something you will do in your country very quickly, because what i love about america is the thing, we can do this, we will do it, we will make it work and we will donate. these are your teenagers. they need your support. they are your community and they are your future. you deserve to have it better. [applause] >> i just have one or two. what inspired you to set up the teenager and young adult cancer center? why there? >> mainly because i was doing a charity show and someone's back garden. rebecca was doing it for autism. and another teenage program. at that party dr. david feinberg, in c
the estate tax. i would like to see the estate tax come back. i do not think paris hilton should inherit her parents will wealth. the estate tax has been part of american economics for almost 100 years, republicans and democrats have been for it. it is not socialism. it is part of the american way of doing things. let's get to those compromises which are out there. i think we will get an amt patch, and medicare passed for doctors, some closing of loopholes. i will like to see a radical simplification of our tax code but i do not see it happening. i think that would be too much to ask. on foreign-policy, i think we will see more interesting things. we will get out of afghanistan. that does not take a genius to predict that. but i see an opening to cuba. -- under this president, pretty soon. i think it will start this year. it is not going to be the kind of rabid, you are a communist opposition that has kept american presidents from doing that. some of the most interesting thing to watch after this election we did what happens with israeli american relations? benjamin netanyahu did something i
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